A Laser Cutter cutting steel

What is Laser Cutting?

Laser Cutting – you’ve heard of it or know someone who has, but what is the actual process of laser cutting? Well it uses a super-hot beam of light to melt, burn or vaporises stock material. In certain machines, laser cutting can produce anyt'...

Read More

All About Rapid Tool Design for Injection Moulding

The basic concept behind rapid Tool Design for injection moulding has remained unchanged for the past 20 years. However, it is important to understand this basic concept to ensure success with injection moulding. This article will outline the four st'...

Read More

How Does an Injection Moulding Machine Work?

An injection moulding machine is a complex piece of machinery that creates one solid part by injecting molten materials through a reciprocating screw system into a mould. This machine is made of many components; it is primarily consisted of a hopper,'...

Read More

How do Injection Moulds Work?

An injection mould is the key to creating a successful one-piece finished plastic or metal component. Melted material is forced from the injection moulding machine into the mould (which is usually cool) where it sets. The result is a solid piece of t'...

Read More

3 Main Cost Drivers in Injection Moulding

Injection moulding is an efficient and effective way of producing quality goods. The process is simple in concept, but intricate details can have big impacts on costs, particularly on large production runs. (more…)'...

Read More

Let’s talk about Polypropylene

    Polypropylene (PP) is commonly sighted as the second most commonly used plastic on earth, by weight used yearly by industry. Polypropylene was first polymerized in 1951 by a pair of Phillips petroleum scientists named Paul '...

Read More

A Dienamics Part with Complex Draft

All About Draft in Product Design

Draft is one of the most important, yet rarely discussed, parts of injection moulding. Draft means angling the walls of your product so that the part doesn’t get stuck up on your tool. Most people say that 3 degrees of draft is sufficient to al'...

Read More

A Darth Vadar Mask being Vacuum Formed

What Is Vacuum Moulding?

Previously we discussed Thermoforming, today I wanted to talk about a subsection of that category of plastics manufacturing known as Vacuum Moulding or Vacuum Forming. Vacuum Moulding is the process by which a thermoplastic sheet material is heat'...

Read More

A Part being CAD modelled with a complex fillet.

All About Fillets in Product Design

We touched on fillets on our previous article about radii in product design Fillets, like radii, are a technical term to describe surfaces that curve in certain predictable ways (namely, that it’s a perfect circle with a constant diameter or pa'...

Read More

A number of thermoformed Packaging Trays

What is Thermoforming?

Thermoforming is one of the most accessible and easy to understand manufacturing processes. As with all mass-produced products, you’ve probably used a thermoformed product without even realising it. For instance, high end boxed chocolates are o'...

Read More

A part with and without an Undercut

All About Undercuts in Product Design

Undercuts. No Plastic Injection Moulder wants them and every DIY part design has them. Undercuts, are part and parcel of what we do here at Dienamics. Most of our clients are looking to create or improve their own products, but are restrained to '...

Read More

A Snap Fit (Clips Snap) showing the stresses it endures after a Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

All About Snap Fits in Product Design

Snap fits (also known as Clip Snaps) are moulded plastic features of products which clip two parts together. You have probably seen them, in various plastic products before, but you may not have realised how much thought and effort goes into gett'...

Read More